Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Women on Wings business partner since August 2015

Creating employment for women from their homes
Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan (GVCS), a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and social welfare association in Barmer, was founded in 1998 for the upliftment of women, Dalits and marginalized communities in the region. The core area of focus has been livelihood generation for the women of the region. GVCS has promoted handicrafts as a viable means of creating home –based employment that provides them with a steady source of income from the security of their home environment. Other programs managed by GVCS includes SHG formation, flood relief, fodder for drought affected cattle and education programs for child & women.

The partnership
GVCS believes that true development can only happen when all sections of the village community and community based organizations are involved in the decision making process. Hence, it encourages equal participation of all in the creation and implementation of its programs. Women on Wings will bring in the required knowledge and expertise to support GVCS in the development of the Barmer region.
Women on Wings and GVCS will collaborate on:
– Market linkages
– Business planning
– Strengthening the supply chain

“Women on Wings brings us a unique and very valuable opportunity to work with and learn from the best business minds and support us as we address the challenge of increasing the number of jobs and livelihood opportunities for women in rural India.”

Zarina Screwvala
Founder & Managing Trustee at Swades Foundation